Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most common chronic conditions worldwide. This makes it one of the pharmaceutical industries’ and private hospitals’ biggest source of income, which may be why physicians are not always trained to give advice on how to prevent or reverse your disease with a plant-based diet.
Heart disease has some very important factors such as cholesterol, inflammation and high blood pressure. With a plant-based diet with unprocessed, whole foods, your LDL levels can lower, your high blood pressure (hypertension) can normalize, inflammation decreases, your risk for developing cardiovascular disease, or the heart disease that you already have, can be reversed. By following a diet with zero cholesterol (plants do not produce cholesterol), low in saturated fat, low in sodium, high in fiber and without processed foods, your health will have major improvements.
Through online consultations, I can help guide you through your new diet change and decrease your medication requirements. The optimal goal would be to have you off of any medications, which is possible in many cases, though it largely depends on the progression of your disease.